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East Inspirations

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Unique experience

I stopped by competely by chance, ended up drinking the most delicious tea with the shop owner and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
edouardtraveling
Well Worth A Visit

I was in Singapore for a couple of days business and was interested in seeing what sort of antique... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
ezybiz247
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If you love Asian art and culture, East Inspirations is the perfect destination. Every piece of vintage and antique is specially curated by the owner Mr Cheong, and there is always a story behind every item. Start your treasure hunting now at East...more
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33 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059192, Singapore
Chinatown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I stopped by competely by chance, ended up drinking the most delicious tea with the shop owner and his son. Learned about Singapore, Chinese craft - and bought some beautiful bowls. What a treat. I travel all the time - this kind of experiences come...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear edouardtraveling, Thank you for your kind words and support. It was our pleasure to share our story with you over a cup a tea! Merry Christmas in advance! PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Singapore for a couple of days business and was interested in seeing what sort of antique shopping was available. I’d seen a couple of places in previous trips here before but nowhere stood out for a repeat visit. Fortunately Trip Advisor put...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ezybiz247, Really glad that you found our shop and enjoyed both your time and purchases at our boutique. Very happy to have to chance to meet you on the first visit and certainly hope more will follow. Be sure to join us for tea...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We popped into this store to ask a simple question and ending up starting for over an hour. Elaine was an absolute delight, carefully and interestingly explaining the story behind each of our items of interest. The little wonders on display here are so special...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Dear James, Thank you so much for the sharing your experience here and of course, for sitting down and sharing a pot of tea with us. May the treasures you brought back always remind you of the fond memories and we definitely look forward to...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

PK, Jacob and Beth provided excellent service and amazing amazing a0466 601 951nd authentic Chinese teapots, tea a wonderful selection of Chinese ware. We were invited to join them in an incredible tea drinking experience which was delicious, interesting and so informative. PK was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Dear GC Couple, Thank you very much for spending time at our humble establishment and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience =) Wishing you two a great great year ahead and you know where to find us whenever you visit Singapore...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

If you are after something more than a massed produced item to take home for a souvenir from Singapore then East Inspirations is the place for you. The jam packed but delightful store is a treasure trove of authentic antiques and one off pieces. What...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Dear Sinibee, We feel extremely humbled by your kind words and glad to hear you have enjoyed your time spent in Singapore and our humble store. Looking forward to our next tea in an antique shop! Best, Pk, Beth and Jacob Cheong East Inspirations

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this shop whilst walking to the Maxwell food markets. Fabulous shop with very interesting Asian items ranging from furniture, to other household goods to jewellery to gift cards. Family run. Reasonable prices. We went several times and made several purchases. Fantastic, friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dear Michelle! Really appreciate the beautiful review you have given us =) Looking forward to sharing a plate of roast meat in Maxwell when you return for another visit to our sunny island! Oei Oei Oei! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations

Reviewed July 6, 2018

In my opinion, East Inspirations is the best and nicest antique shop in Singapore's Chinatown, with a great selection of Chinese antiques. It is well worth a visit, be it only to admire its beautiful collections. I is as much a museum than a high-quality...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear ochassot, Thank you so much for your kind comments and glad to hear you've enjoyed your visit. Certainly would love to welcome you back whenever you visit Singapore again! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We found in this store a very nice Chinese table lamp with base made out of wood to replace a similar lamp we lost 10 years ago...and Elaine was a superb sales person...fine taste and good quality goods for home deco

Date of experience: June 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Dear JCBarrios65, We are very happy that you found us and more importantly the special lamp for your home. We would be delighted to have you back in our humble store again =) Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong

Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

If I visit a city abroad, I like a momento to keep, And Singapore is no exception, Though some prices can be a bit steep. But if you’re looking for value for money, And prices that cannot be beat, You must go to East Inspirations...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

What a nice surprise, to see this beautiful poem. those are good advice, visit our shop to make your trip wholesome. Thank you for the kind words, and encouragement. To your next visit we very look forward, surely will be a day filled with joy...More

Reviewed June 23, 2018

We walked in to East Inspirations at 233 South Bridge Rd. The one thing I liked was that we were able to browse through at leisure with out any pressure to buy. Our questions to Elaine were met with honest and informative answers. Elaine would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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East_Inspirations, Owner at East Inspirations, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Dear lussie7, Elaine is overjoyed to see this amazing review. We are glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed your time in our humble establishment. We hope to welcome you again for more treasure hunting fun! Best Regards, PK & Jacob Cheong

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